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Select autograph letters from different parts of the Montagu collection, written in 1594-1845

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MS. Montagu d. 18
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Select autograph letters from different parts of the Montagu collection, chiefly of Englishmen of the 17th, 18th, and first half of the 19th centuries: the chief writers are as follows:
  1. Maittaire, Michael, Nov. 1717 (fol. 4).
  2. Malone, Edmund, undated (fol. 5).
  3. Marlborough, duke of, i.e. John Churchill (d. 1722), two, 1701-4 (fol. 7).
  4. Mitford, William, the historian, Feb. 4, 1797 (fol. 18).
  5. Monboddo, lord, i.e. James Burnett, Oct. 23, 1784 (fol. 20).
  6. Nelson, lord, i.e. Horatio Nelson, two, 1793-7 (fol. 26).
  7. O'Connell, Daniel (d. 1847), March 23, 1836, imperfect (fol. 32).
  8. Paine, Thomas, April 26, 1796 (fol. 34).
  9. Paley, dr. William, theological notes stated to be in his hand (fol. 35).
  10. Palmerston, lord, i.e. Henry John Temple (d. 1865), July 23, 1825 (fol. 36).
  11. Park, Mungo, Nov. 29, 1795 (fol. 37: purchased 1881).
  12. Parr, dr. Samuel (d. 1825), three, 1798-1817, one only signed by him (fol. 39).
  13. Peel, sir Robert, two, May 30, 1842, etc. (fol. 45).
  14. Perceval, Spencer (d. 1812), July 13, 1803 (fol. 50).
  15. Pitt, William (d. 1806), March 28, 1800 (fol. 52).
  16. Pope, Alexander, a note, undated (fol. 54).
  17. Priestley, Dec. 8, 1785, in French (fob 55).
  18. Prior, Matthew, two, 1697-1707 (fol. 57).
  19. Pugin, Augustus Northmore Welby, Oct. 27, 1840 (fol. 62).
  20. Redesdale, lord, i.e. sir John Freeman.
  21. Mitford (d. 1830), April 6, 1827 (fol.66).
  22. Richardson, Samuel (d. 1761), Feb. 17, 1759 (fol. 74).
  23. Rogers, Samuel, Feb. 18, 1835 (fol. 72).
  24. Russell of Kingston Russell, earl, i.e. lord John Russell (d. 1878), undated (fol. 74).
  25. Scott, sir Walter, four, Feb. 7, 1806, etc. (fol. 78).
  26. Shelley, Percy Bysshe, two, 1810-12 (fol. 86), and the 'Ode to Music' (fol. 90).
  27. Shenstone, William, three, 1745-51, with a poem (beg. 'How smoothly'), dated 1748 (fol. 92).
  28. Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, three, undated (fol. 99).
  29. Sherlock, bp. Thomas, March 2, 1737/8 (fol. 102).
  30. Smith, adm. sir William Sidney, three, 1795-1821 (fol. 104).
  31. Smith, rev. Sydney (d. 1845), July 23, 1821 (fol. 111).
  32. Southey, Robert, three, 1805-31 (fol. 113).
  33. Stewart, Dugald, April 22, 1820 (fol. 122).
  34. Tanner, bp. Thomas, Dec. 14, 1720 (fol. 128).
  35. Tenison, archbp. Thomas, Oct. 3, 1693 (fol. 130).
  36. Warburton, bp. William, May 20, 1758 (fol. 131).
  37. Warton, Thomas, two, 1787-8 (fol. 135).
  38. Washington, George, two, 1762-88 (fol. 132).
  39. Watts, dr. Isaac, two, 1740-42 (fol. 141).
  40. Wellington, duke of, i.e. Arthur Wellesley (d. 1852) four, 1807-46 (fol. 144).
  41. Wesley, Charles, 1764 (fol. 154).
  42. Wesley, John, July 30, 1783 (fol. 156).
  43. Whitefield, George, Oct. 29, 1762 (fol. Wilberforce, William, Dec. 6, 1799 (fol. 160).
  44. Wolcot, John, Jan. 16, 1799 (fol. 162).
  45. Wordsworth, William, two, 1820-40, with a sonnet (beg. 'When Severn's sweeping flood'), dated 1842 (fol. 163).
  46. Young, Edward (d. 1765), two, Dec. 29, 1763, etc. (fol. 168).

Dates

  • written in 1594-1845

Extent

174 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Shelfmark

MS. Montagu d. 18

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 25448.

Related Materials

For the rest of authors collected in the select autograph letters from different parts of the Montagu collection, see MS. Montagu d. 17.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

11 × 9 1/4 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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